Saturday, April 2, 2011

spring bloom has bloomed

finally finished...
but let me tell you -
this painting was torture
and if the art process was always like this...
well I would quit painting...
 it started like this -
an innocent beginning...
 but soon advanced to getting every art supply out of every drawer
to try and steer it in the right direction.
I blogged about the plan for the painting here -
innocent enough I thought...
 but soon it was clear to see that my plan for stamping was too busy,
and the composition didn't work 
(no photos - too painful)
so I covered all the stamping with paper flowers,
but I had too many 
so I scraped some of them away...
 and added and subtracted
and finally got to something I liked...
 that made me happy...
and ready to bloom.
This painting will be for sale at 
The Up Front Art Gallery In Issaquah
during their 150 Feet of Art fundraiser in May.


  1. Well you kept going and it most definitely worked out--you would never know by looking at it that this was a struggle--beautiful!

  2. I understand that struggle all too well! It turned out REALLY great! I am sure the cleanup was a feat too!

  3. your post made me think of the Hostas in my garden so tring to push thru the dirt, mulch and early weeds ...

  4. Yes, I have had paintings like that! Bravo to you for pushing through. Often it looks like a sea wreck when I am done creating. Congrats on the book being published!! I hope your coming week is wonderful. Theresa

  5. Yes, I will be looking forward to knowing how it goes!

  6. Hi Pam, Thinking of you. Congrats on finishing your painting. Looks wonderful. Susie

  7. All the strain and effort was worth it. It turned out very beautiful!! :) Amazing job!

    I hope you are having a happy week!

    God's blessings to you,
    xoxo Gloria

  8. i appreciate the fact you said it was torture-- great to know even a talented artist struggles!